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Exploring the miniature world
 Issue 72: October 2001.
Next update November 13th.

Image by Dave Walker : A common household object in a new light.

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Kingdoms come: And kingdoms go - musings on the literature of higher classification and the new phylogeny of microorganisms by David Richman, USA.

Daphnia collecting techniques and discoveries by Howard Webb, USA.

The first practical color photographic process by Dan McNeil, USA.

A simple cell for dry mounting by Brian Darnton, UK.

Some unusual antique slide coverslips by Barry Miller, USA.

Microscopes listed in the Sears Roebuck catalog of 1897 by Chuck Huck, USA.

Items to observe with polarized light: An annotated list by Richard Howey, USA.

Enhancing depth of field by combining images by Wim van Egmond, The Netherlands.

A debt to ponds by William Amos, USA.

Actinobolina being vorax by Rosemarie Arbur, USA.

Nostoc: A brief look at the simplest of alga by Paul James, UK.

Desmids that form filaments: Part 2 by Bill Ells, UK.

Image gallery: Further macros of common objects photographed between two polarisation filters by Dave Walker, UK.

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New forum on meiofaunal science: An Internet forum dedicated to all aspects of meiofaunal science has been set up.
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(Editor's note: Meiofauna are organisms that live in the interstitial regions of soil, sand etc, and include many groups of interest to the amateur naturalist; both larger organisms like springtails and microorganisms like tardigrades and nematodes.)
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